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Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19 advised people not to be swayed away by rumours.

Bhubaneswar:15/3/20: Odisha Government’s Chief Spokesperson on COVID-19, Subroto Bagchi, has advised people not to be swayed away by rumours.

Bagchi said it is most important to keep ourselves clean. Personal hygiene and social distancing are crucial to keeping ourselves protected from the Coronavirus, he said and added that our Chief Minister has appealed to all to remain calm but not complacent.

He said all tests in the state are negative and listed out the different measures initiated by the Odisha government for preparing to combat COVID-19.

Mr. Subroto Bagchi said the cabinet has declared COVID-19 as a disaster under the provision of Disaster Management Act-2005 and empowered public officials to combat the spread of deadly disease. At a news conference at Geeta Gobind Sadan here on Sunday, Bagchi said the government is aggressively spreading of advisories and guidelines on standard precautions.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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